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Antiquities - Day 4 - Friday 23rd February 2018

Viking Silver Trade Ingot with Runic Graffito. 10th-11th century AD. A silver ingot with rounded ends

and sides, incised runic graffito '?' to one face. 50 grams, 80mm (3 1/4"") Fine condition. Property of an professional collector; acquired before 1990. See Hårdh, B. Silver in the Viking Age. A Regional-Economic Study, Acta Archaeologica Lundensia no.25, Stockholm, 1996 for general discussion. The graffito '?' may stand for the letter 'm', or for 'z' if inverted. It occurs in the Danish Long-Branch runic sequence, probably 10th century or later in date. This shape was dropped from the Swedish Short-Twig sequence, replaced by simplified forms. Its meaning is 'a man' or 'protection' (inverted). [No Reserve]


Viking Silver Trade Ingot with Runic Graffito. 10th-11th century AD. A silver ingot with rounded ends

and sides, incised runic graffito '?' to one face. 50 grams, 80mm (3 1/4"") Fine condition. Property of an professional collector; acquired before 1990. See Hårdh, B. Silver in the Viking Age. A Regional-Economic Study, Acta Archaeologica Lundensia no.25, Stockholm, 1996 for general discussion. The graffito '?' may stand for the letter 'm', or for 'z' if inverted. It occurs in the Danish Long-Branch runic sequence, probably 10th century or later in date. This shape was dropped from the Swedish Short-Twig sequence, replaced by simplified forms. Its meaning is 'a man' or 'protection' (inverted). [No Reserve]

Cluster 222